Failing Forward

Failing Forward Author John C. Maxwell
ISBN-10 9781418508326
Year 2007-04-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Are some people born to achieve anything they want while others struggle? Call them lucky, blessed, or possessors of the Midas touch. What is the real reason for their success? Is it family background, wealth, greater opportunities, high morals, an easy childhood? New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell has the answer: The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. Most people are never prepared to deal with failure. Maxwell says that if you are like him, coming out of school, you feared it, misunderstood it, and ran away from it. But Maxwell has learned to make failure his friend, and he can teach you to do the same. "I want to help you learn how to confidently look the prospect of failure in the eye and move forward anyway," says Maxwell. "Because in life, the question is not if you will have problems, but how you are going to deal with them. Stop failing backward and start failing forward!"

Bounce

Bounce Author Barry J. Moltz
ISBN-10 0470257172
Year 2008-04-18
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Conventional business wisdom tells you that there’s always something to learn from failure. Not true, says Barry Moltz. Sometimes, failure just stinks. Bounce! explains how success and failure are simply normal outcomes in the regular lifecycle of a business and that process over the long term matters far more than individual outcomes. This book shows you how to build a business that can “bounce” through these cycles for long-term success. If you run a business, better make it Bounce!

Falling Forward

Falling Forward Author Rebecca Leah Schumejda
ISBN-10 UOM:39015080865069
Year 2008
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher
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In FALLING FORWARD, her first full-length collection, Schumejda dissects human shortcomings with the admission that often "the truth is too heavy, folded like two hands in prayer, filled with weeds and regrets." While illustrating the perseverance of the human spirit and showing that "falling forward" is still forward progress, these poems invite you to indulge in the familiar threads that tie lives together.

Failure

Failure Author Stuart Firestein
ISBN-10 9780199390106
Year 2015-09-09
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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"The pursuit of science by professional scientists every day bears less and less resemblance to the perception of science by the general public. It is not the rule-based, methodical system for accumulating facts that dominates the public view. Rather it is the idiosyncratic, often bumbling search for understanding in mostly uncharted places. It is full of wrong turns, cul-de-sacs, mistaken identities, false findings, errors of fact and judgment-and the occasional remarkable success. The widespread but distorted view of science as infallible originates in an education system that teaches nothing but facts using very large, very frightening textbooks, and is spread by media that report on discoveries but almost never on process. It is further reinforced by politicians who pay for it and want to use it to determine policy and therefore want it right and, worst of all, sometimes by scientists who learn early on that talking too much about failures and not enough about successes can harm their careers. Failure, then, is a book that seeks to make science more appealing by exposing its faults. In this sequel to Ignorance, Stuart Firestein shows us that scientific enterprise is riddled with failures, and that this is not only necessary but good. Failure reveals how science got its start, when humans began to use a process-trial and error-as a kind of recipe that includes a hefty dose of failure. It gives the non-scientifically trained public an insider's view of how science is actually done, with the aim of making it accessible, comprehensible, and entertaining."--Publisher description.

Put Your Dream to the Test

Put Your Dream to the Test Author John C. Maxwell
ISBN-10 9781418573768
Year 2011-04-18
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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Do you dream big? Now you can put your dream to the test and bring it to life! What's the difference between a dreamer and someone who achieves a dream? According to best-selling author Dr. John Maxwell, the answer lies in answering ten powerful, yet straightforward, questions. Whether you've lost sight of an old dream or you are searching for a new one within you, Put Your Dream to the Test provides a step-by-step action plan that you can start using today to see, own, and reach your dream. Dr. Maxwell draws on his forty years of mentoring experience to expertly guide you through the ten questions required of every successful dreamer. "It's one thing to have a dream. It's another to do the things needed to achieve it," says Maxwell. "If you're willing to put your dream to the test?and do what's needed to answer yes to the ten dream questions?then your odds are very good for seeing your dream become reality." Don't leave your dream to chance. This book is a must-have and can make the difference between failure and success.

The Rise

The Rise Author Sarah Lewis
ISBN-10 9781451629255
Year 2014-03-04
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From celebrated art historian, curator, and teacher Sarah Lewis, a fascinating examination of how our most iconic creative endeavors—from innovation to the arts—are not achievements but conversions, corrections after failed attempts. The gift of failure is a riddle: it will always be both the void and the start of infinite possibility. The Rise—part investigation into a psychological mystery, part an argument about creativity and art, and part a soulful celebration of the determination and courage of the human spirit—makes the case that many of the world’s greatest achievements have come from understanding the central importance of failure. Written over the course of four years, this exquisite biography of an idea is about the improbable foundations of a creative human endeavor. Each chapter focuses on the inestimable value of often ignored ideas—the power of surrender, how play is essential for innovation, the “near win” can help propel you on the road to mastery, the importance of grit and creative practice. The Rise shares narratives about figures past and present that range from choreographers, writers, painters, inventors, and entrepreneurs; Frederick Douglass, Samuel F.B. Morse, Diane Arbus, and J.K. Rowling, for example, feature alongside choreographer Paul Taylor, Nobel Prize–winning physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, and Arctic explorer Ben Saunders. With valuable lessons for pedagogy and parenting, for innovation and discovery, and for self-direction and creativity, The Rise “gives the old chestnut ‘If at first you don’t succeed…’ a jolt of adrenaline” (Elle).

Adapt

Adapt Author Tim Harford
ISBN-10 9781429920681
Year 2011-05-10
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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In this groundbreaking book, Tim Harford, the Undercover Economist, shows us a new and inspiring approach to solving the most pressing problems in our lives. When faced with complex situations, we have all become accustomed to looking to our leaders to set out a plan of action and blaze a path to success. Harford argues that today's challenges simply cannot be tackled with ready-made solutions and expert opinion; the world has become far too unpredictable and profoundly complex. Instead, we must adapt. Deftly weaving together psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, physics, and economics, along with the compelling story of hard-won lessons learned in the field, Harford makes a passionate case for the importance of adaptive trial and error in tackling issues such as climate change, poverty, and financial crises—as well as in fostering innovation and creativity in our business and personal lives. Taking us from corporate boardrooms to the deserts of Iraq, Adapt clearly explains the necessary ingredients for turning failure into success. It is a breakthrough handbook for surviving—and prospering— in our complex and ever-shifting world.

Sometimes You Win Sometimes You Learn

Sometimes You Win  Sometimes You Learn Author John C. Maxwell
ISBN-10 1455576115
Year 2013-10-08
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Center Street
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#1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell believes that any setback, whether professional or personal, can be turned into a step forward when you possess the right tools to turn a loss into a gain. Drawing on nearly fifty years of leadership experience, Dr. Maxwell provides a roadmap for winning by examining the eleven elements that constitute the DNA of learners who succeed in the face of problems, failure, and losses. 1. Humility - The Spirit of Learning 2. Reality - The Foundation of Learning 3. Responsibility - The First Step of Learning 4. Improvement - The Focus of Learning 5. Hope - The Motivation of Learning 6. Teachability - The Pathway of Learning 7. Adversity - The Catalyst of Learning 8. Problems - The Opportunities of Learning9. Bad Experiences - The Perspective for Learning10. Change - The Price of Learning 11. Maturity - The Value of Learning Learning is not easy during down times, it takes discipline to do the right thing when something goes wrong. As John Maxwell often points out--experience isn't the best teacher; evaluated experience is.

The Up Side of Down

The Up Side of Down Author Megan McArdle
ISBN-10 067002614X
Year 2014
Pages 299
Language en
Publisher Viking Adult
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Outlines counter-intuitive assessments of the sources of success, drawing on a broad range of disciplines to explain how to harness the learning experiences associated with failure in order to promote professional growth.

Celebrating Failure

Celebrating Failure Author Ralph Heath
ISBN-10 1601630646
Year 2009
Pages 191
Language en
Publisher Career PressInc
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Celebrating Failure is the definitive how-to manual for leaders seeking to embrace the power of failure as a learning tool to improve their organizations and achieve ever-greater goals. The business world (and, lately, the political arena) is convinced that the number one topic is change. Heath posits that it might well be failure, because if you do it right, failure can become a launching pad for change. Heath contends that "positive failures" are not only necessary steps on the path to success, but encourage greater freedom to take risks in pursuit of one's life goals. This counterintuitive but powerful title includes: [[Engaging stories of real-life business and personal failure experiences. [[Practical steps to apply each chapter's "lessons" and change your approach to risk-taking and failure. [[Positive, effective ways to eliminate the "fear of failure" that can hold you back in today's competitive, fast-changing world.

Fueled By Failure

Fueled By Failure Author Jeremy Bloom
ISBN-10 9781613083079
Year 2015-04-30
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher Entrepreneur Press
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Fueled by Failure: Dare to Fail. Dare to Succeed. Olympian and former NFL player now thriving as a CEO and Philanthropist, Jeremy Bloom pulls at the common thread that unites him with all of us: the defeats we encounter on our journeys to reach our goals. Sharing his hard-earned insights, advice, and practices including lessons from respected coaches, phenomenal athletes, and highly successful business leaders, Bloom coaches you in tackling defeats—big and small—and using them to drive, not derail, your success. Bloom covers: How to rebound and reprogram after defeat How to utilize the lessons from failures Which motivators evoke winning results Tactics for managing expectations for yourself and/or your team How to create a badass business culture Leaving a legacy

Fail Up

Fail Up Author Tavis Smiley
ISBN-10 9781401933920
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 263
Language en
Publisher Hay House, Inc
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The author offers anecdotes and experiences with failure in his own life to help readers reconsider how they view past mistakes and to use past failures to overcome hardship and succeed later in life.

What s the Big Deal about Pornography

What s the Big Deal about Pornography Author Jill Christine Manning
ISBN-10 1590388534
Year 2008
Pages 191
Language en
Publisher
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Dr. Manning speaks directly to the young people she calls the internet generation. She discusses such topics as: What is pornography? How does pornography affect people? Can pornography teach me things about sexuality that I need to know in the

How Successful People Win

How Successful People Win Author John C. Maxwell
ISBN-10 1599953714
Year 2015-05-12
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Center Street
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#1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell can teach you how to turn any situation into a winning experience. No one wins at everything they try. But any setback, whether professional or personal, can become a step forward with the right tools and mindset to turn loss into a gain. Drawing on nearly 50 years of leadership experience, Maxwell provides a roadmap for winning by examining the eleven elements that constitute the "DNA" of people who succeed in the face of problems, failure, and losses. Learning is not easy during down times. It takes discipline to do the right thing when something goes wrong. As John Maxwell often points out, experience itself isn't the best teacher; evaluating, understanding, and growing from your experience is. By examining how that process works, you can learn how to take risks and tackle challenges with a successful person's outlook. Derived from material previous published in Sometime You Win--Sometimes You Learn.

Too Big to Fall

Too Big to Fall Author Barry B. LePatner
ISBN-10 9780984497805
Year 2010
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher UPNE
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A comprehensive overview of the shocking state of our nation s infrastructure and what must be done to fix it"